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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez


September 1, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center today announces it will donate all proceeds from admission fees on Labor Day, September 5, 2005, to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

"We want to be part of the effort to help those who have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina," said Susan Rieff, executive director, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. "I encourage people to come enjoy the serenity of the Wildflower Center on Labor Day, and at the same time contribute to the relief efforts."

The Wildflower Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the beauty and environmental necessity of native plants.

Admission fees for the Wildflower Center are as follows:
$6.00 adults
$5.00 seniors & students
$2.50 for children ages 5 through 12

Admission hours on Labor Day are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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